EU: Turkish Cypriots must curb migrant influx

Breakaway Turkish Cypriots are responsible for stemming migrant arrivals, a senior European Union official said, as the number of asylum-seekers the Republic receives soars. European Commission Vice President Margaritis Schinas said that


Record year for asylum claims

Cyprus is creaking under increased migrant flows, said Interior Minister Nicos Nouris, arguing that asylum seekers are 5% of the population, as applications rise by 140%. Nouris blamed Turkey for putting Cyprus

Cyprus demands EU solidarity on migrants

Cyprus needs European solidarity to face the burden of migration, Interior Minister Nicos Nouris said after the MED5 meeting in Venice. Cyprus is among five European Union nations on the Mediterranean, demanding


Man detained for Smuggling Syrians to Cyprus

A 44-year-old man was detained in Cyprus police custody on suspicion of people smuggling 29 Syrians on an overcrowded boat intercepted off the island’s southeast coast. The Famagusta District Court on Sunday

5,000 asylum applications in three months

Members of parliament heard an Interior Ministry representative that the Asylum Service in Cyprus had received some 5,120 applications in the first three months of the year. The Deputy Director of the

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